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Photos: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012

The New Orleans Jazz Fest, from April 27–May 6, 2012.
April 27–May 6, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  May 11, 2012

Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010

No translation necessary

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys — named for their home town in southwest Louisiana — play music for dancing.
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, live at the M FA, September 26, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  September 04, 2009
Louisiana Lagniappe

Louisiana Lagniappe

Accordion whiz STEVE RILEY is a rootsy veteran, and the rep that he and his MAMOU PLAYBOYS have earned with their consistently exclamatory performances is...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 25, 2009

Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009


Rooting for Rhythm

You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
By BOB GULLA  |  August 28, 2007